Pilgrims extend Eckersley deal

Image: Eckersley: Staying at Plymouth

Plymouth have extended the loan deal of Burnley full-back Richard Eckersley until the end of the season.

Full-back to finish the season at Home Park

Plymouth Argyle have extended the loan deal of Burnley full-back Richard Eckersley until the end of the season. Eckersley originally joined the Pilgrims on a month's loan in early March and he will now see out the campaign at Home Park. Since linking up with the Championship strugglers, Eckersley has made four appearances, featuring on the right and left of the defence. He is expected to retain his place in Paul Mariner's side for the Easter weekend double-header against Doncaster Rovers and Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old joined Burnley from Manchester United last summer, but he has yet to appear in the Premier League during his time at Turf Moor.

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